Monthly Archives: August 2016

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Apply Now for ScaleUp Cohort 3

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Now’s the time to APPLY for the Third Cohort of ScaleUp Thurston, a program of the Center for Business & Innovation that is designed to accelerate companies to significant growth and expansion. The 14-week experience begins January 5, 2017 and runs through April 6, 2017. The application deadline is December 5, 2016 for this round. For the 20-25 companies selected in this highly competitive round, participation is completely FREE, but valued at more than $5,000 each.

The CB&I launched the first ScaleUp Thurston in January, and companies who have participated in the program are already seeing the value and results.

“I love taking this class,” said Jason Phillips, owner of Zoe Juice Bar. “I have gained lots of insightful information and tools, and the ability to connect with like-minded individuals in the region has been really valuable.”

ScaleUp Thurston is a comprehensive business growth training program, which includes in-person classroom training and one-on-one coaching to help small business owners plan and achieve their goals. The training program lasts a total of 14 weeks and includes ten weeks of classroom instruction and four exclusive networking events. At the end of the training businesses will have developed a customized growth plan for their business.

ScaleUp Thurston is designed for companies in operation two or more years, with revenue between $150,000 and $500,000 per year that are committed to doubling or tripling their revenue in the next few years.

Training Dates: Jan 5 – April 6, 2017
Class Days: Thursday mornings, 8:30 am – 12pm
Location: Center for Business & Innovation, 4220 6th Ave. SE, Lacey WA 98503

Apply Today!
To be considered for the Jan – April 2017 training program complete and submit the ScaleUp Application. Applications must be received by December 5, 2016. Participants approved for the training program will be notified by mid-December.

For more information about ScaleUp Thurston, contact Daryl Murrow at or (360) 464-6056.


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Second Cohort Graduation

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Congratulations to the second cohort of ScaleUp Thurston! On Thursday July 28, 2016, the class graduation took place in conjunction with the Center for Business & Innovation’s (CB&I) Business & Innovation Celebration.

The first annual Business & Innovation Celebration provided a platform for businesses of all types and sizes to learn, grow, and innovate. With workshops on innovation training, networking, and an Innovation Video Contest, it was the perfect tie-in to the ScaleUp Thurston graduation.

The ScaleUp graduation presentations drew a packed crowd from event participants, including several Board members of the Thurston EDC. The room was filled with supportive people learning about and cheering on the ScaleUp companies.

Each ScaleUp company gave a 5-minute PowerPoint presentation summarizing their growth plans. A common theme also emerged on the value of the lessons learned from their ScaleUp training experience.

The third cohort for ScaleUp Thurston will begin on January 5, 2017.  To apply, please Apply Here before December 26, 2016.